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by Beckster
Fri May 25, 2018 5:59 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: New member with Xeloda question for Stage II
Replies: 11
Views: 410

Re: New member with Xeloda question for Stage II

Thanks all for such wonderful info and advice...my colon cancer was right sided, found relatively early, I'm told but T3 and MSS made Xeloda decision....I've eliminated multiple vitamins with Folic...and have increased B12 to 2000mcg daily..helps with neuropathy...I want to share what my Oncologist...
by Beckster
Wed May 23, 2018 5:12 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: New cancer diagnosis. Ugh!!
Replies: 13
Views: 503

Re: New cancer diagnosis. Ugh!!

Welcome I too had a mass in the cecum. Before surgery, I had blood work, which included CEA, and CT scan. Preoperative, my colon rectal surgeon thought it was Stage I. However, he said said that pathology would ultimately determine the stage. CT showed a 2.8 cm mass, but pathology came back with a 3...
by Beckster
Sun May 13, 2018 5:02 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Exercise after right hemicolectomy?
Replies: 3
Views: 164

Re: Exercise after right hemicolectomy?

Hi there, I am a 21 year old male who had a laparoscopic right hemicolectomy around 5 weeks ago for the removal of a tumour (which turned out to be benign). Before all of this I was very active and trained 3 times a week and would play a 90min football game. As you might imagine I am really keen to...
by Beckster
Sun May 13, 2018 5:00 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: New member with Xeloda question for Stage II
Replies: 11
Views: 410

Re: New member with Xeloda question for Stage II

I'm new to site and really needing some advice..here goes. Colon cancer IIA, T3, N0,M0, right side, 15 lymph nodes clear, clear margins. Nov. 2017 surgery to resection colon. Debate by Onc docs as to whether to start chemo...but I started...MSI low/stable, Onco score 26..so having said all that..Xe...
by Beckster
Wed Apr 25, 2018 4:48 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: NEW-Need some positivity here.
Replies: 401
Views: 33929

Re: NEW-Need some positivity here.

Just wanted to post an update. I AM FINISHED WITH CHEMO! I could scream it all over the place. I know this can come back and this may be the first of many but I feel free. I am tired and beaten up but I am still here. Breathing. I’m determined to enjoy this for even a bit of time. Colonoscopy on Ma...
by Beckster
Sun Apr 22, 2018 6:01 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Pain following right hemicolectomy
Replies: 7
Views: 846

Re: Pain following right hemicolectomy

Thank you so much for your response. It gives me hope that things will fall into place. One reason I was released without having pooped was because I had had a week of clear liquids preceded by a colonoscopy, and then the second cleanse for the surgery. There was literally nothing in me. Since post...
by Beckster
Sun Apr 22, 2018 1:49 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Pain following right hemicolectomy
Replies: 7
Views: 846

Re: Pain following right hemicolectomy

I am a 69 yr old female, ideal weight, non smoker, very little alcohol, active and healthy until a mass in cecum was diagnosed. I had surgery 4 days ago laparoscopicly with removal of mass and part of small intestine, ascending colon and appendix( 18inches). I came home on day two. Pathology showed...
by Beckster
Tue Apr 17, 2018 6:22 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Looking for Stage II Updates for Colon Cancer Peeps
Replies: 25
Views: 1967

Re: Looking for Stage II Updates for Colon Cancer Peeps

Started Xeloda today. Lots of anxiety yesterday, but glad to be getting this done. I received my Oncogene DX text results back today. Test reported 12% recurrence risk with no chemo, but 7%-5% recurrence risk with 5fu/ Xeloda for 6 months. By adding Oxaliplatin it only improves risk by 1%. Any othe...
by Beckster
Sat Apr 14, 2018 8:48 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: New Member here on the forum
Replies: 98
Views: 11920

Re: New Member here on the forum

I was only on Oxi for one infusion...first bite hit after 1 hour and lasted for four days!
by Beckster
Sat Apr 07, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: cecal mass
Replies: 4
Views: 532

Re: cecal mass

My husband had colonoscopy yesterday. Results say R/O cecal mass. Doctor took a biopsy. Have an appointment in 2 weeks. Doctor says mass is soft. Husband feels a little uncomfortable where biopsy was taken. Can anyone tell me about this? What does it mean? What can I expect? The right-side colon in...
by Beckster
Fri Apr 06, 2018 6:22 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Looking for Stage II Updates for Colon Cancer Peeps
Replies: 25
Views: 1967

Re: Looking for Stage II Updates for Colon Cancer Peeps

I decided on doing chemo after oncologist explained a cancer cell can get out and travel leaving no trace until it decides to grow. I know the few studies on stage 2 show little to no difference with chemo, but I want to do everything I can. My oncologist said xeloda kills cancer cells so I am hopi...
by Beckster
Thu Apr 05, 2018 9:03 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Looking for Stage II Updates for Colon Cancer Peeps
Replies: 25
Views: 1967

Re: Looking for Stage II Updates for Colon Cancer Peeps

I am a stage 2A just starting my journey. Sigmoid Lap colectomy six weeks ago. Have been living in the gray area of adjunct therapy. Visited three oncologist and all had a different take on what to do. It was clear none of them really know how to proceed with stage 2. Very disheartening how little ...
by Beckster
Thu Apr 05, 2018 5:44 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Looking for Stage II Updates for Colon Cancer Peeps
Replies: 25
Views: 1967

Looking for Stage II Updates for Colon Cancer Peeps

I am posting this to see updates on Stage II Colon Cancer members. Stage II is very controversial when it comes to treatments...some of us had adjunct chemo and some did not. We have no lymph node involvement, but still at risk for recurrence. I see so many updates from stage III and IV, but none fo...
by Beckster
Tue Mar 27, 2018 7:16 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: New member seeking support
Replies: 19
Views: 2164

Re: New member seeking support

Welcome to the club, but sorry that you had to find us. I too had a circumferential tumor in the ascending colon, cecum to be exact. It was found during a colonoscopy screening for my 57th birthday...Happy Birthday to me :shock:. I had no symptoms. Right sided colon cancer does not have symptoms unt...
by Beckster
Tue Mar 20, 2018 6:56 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Today's CT Scan/1 Year from Resection
Replies: 8
Views: 862

Re: Today's CT Scan/1 Year from Resection

Hi All, Just had my CT scan and was given the "all clear" for one year. Boy, what a trying year it's been. My husband and I are cautiously celebrating. Had my resection a year ago. Stage 3C. Kinda gut-punched by the whole thing. Then, 3 months into chemo, had another scan which showed som...

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